Alcohol Absorption Rate and DUI Charges in Quincy

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If you are convicted of a DUI or OUI charge, you could face consequences such as:

  • Heavy fines
  • Revocation of your driver's license
  • Jail time

That's why it's important to have a Quincy OUI attorney who can help you fight your charges. I'm Dave Flanagan, and I have been helping my clients defend their DUI/OUI charges for more than a decade. I understand that fighting DUI and OUI charges is emotionally draining, and I will provide you with compassionate but effective legal counsel. This can be a stressful period in your life, but with an experienced lawyer on your side, you can begin to move on with your life.

Know the Facts

If you are facing DUI or OUI charges, be aware of how your body responds to alcohol. You may not know the facts about how alcohol consumption could lead to a DUI. You might have thought you were capable of driving, but you may have been considered legally intoxicated. You should understand how your blood alcohol content (BAC) relates to your charges before you proceed with your case. The way that police can decide if you are legally intoxicated is by checking your BAC level.

To do this, they usually administer a few tests. First, you may have been given a field sobriety test, in which you were asked to perform activities that are complicated to perform while intoxicated, like walking 9 steps heel-to-toe on a straight line before turning and taking 9 more heel-to-toe steps. You may have had to blow into a Breathalyzer, which is a device that measures your BAC. If you refused the tests, you could have been arrested in order for police to obtain a blood sample at the police station.

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Alcohol absorption rates differ from person to person, so it's important to understand the factors that can contribute to a person's BAC level. Here are a few examples:

Gender:
Alcohol is absorbed by the body at different rates in women and men. If a woman and a man who are the same weight were to drink an equal number of drinks in the same span of time, the woman would have a higher BAC than the man.

Weight:
It's commonly known that weight will affect your BAC. Heavier people tend to feel the alcohol less and have a lower BAC than thinner people, because the more you weigh, the more blood and water you have in your system, which would allow the alcohol to be less potent.

Medications:
Medications could seriously affect your BAC. Some medications have a warning on the bottle prohibiting use of alcohol while on said medication. Mixing alcohol with these medications could have detrimental effects to your health, and it could mean your BAC was higher than it would have been if you were not on that medication.

Contact me today if you need help with your DUI/OUI charges.

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